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There is a Community Operations team based in Nelson, with community advisors who work with rural, marae and urban communities in Tasman, Golden Bay, Nelson and Marlborough.

The Nelson team works closely with with the Community Operations’ teams in Greymouth and Christchurch.

The Nelson Community Operations team support the Lottery West Coast / Nelson / Marlborough Community Committee and two COGS committees serving local communities and neighbourhoods:

  • Nelson Bays COGS Committee
  • Marlborough COGS Committee

The Nelson team also supports the Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Earthquake Relief Fund.  This Fund is administered by the Community Operations team based in Christchurch and is only available to not-for-profit organisations providing earthquake relief activities and services to people in the Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough districts.

The Young Leaders Programme enables local people aged 17 to 24 years to obtain a free qualification in Youth Work Level 3, as a pathway to youth work and community work, or as a learning and development opportunity.


The Department of Internal Affairs:
Community Operations
Level Five, Civic House
Trafalgar Street

Postal Address:
PO Box 4033


(03) 546 0904

Other Phone

(0800) 824 824

Open Hours

Office visits by appointment
please call us to arrange a time
(0800) 824 824 Freephone

Civic House Trafalgar Street

Civic House Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand

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